Weapons Charges Results

R. v. G.R. [2017]
Client under investigation for serious weapons offences after a Search Warrant was executed on a storage facility. Mr. Shapray retained during police investigation and was able to demonstrate to the police that all items in the storage facility had been legally imported and did not violate any firearms laws. ALL ITEMS RETURNED and NO CHARGES. CASE CLOSED!

R. v. J.K. [2017]
U.S. client charged with gun offences as a result of a search at the Canadian Border revealing gun on his person. Client had not declared gun when questioned at the border and agreed to plead guilty to charges despite Federal Prosecutor seeking 14 days in jails due to location of the gun and prior firearms offence in the United States. Mr. Shapray conducted sentencing hearing for the client in the Surrey Court and persuaded Judge to impose a fine on sentencing and reject the prosecutor’s positon for a jail sentence – NO JAIL TIME!

R. v. R.R. [2016]
U.S. Citizen charged with gun offences at the Canadian border. Mr. Shapray resolved this case through negotiation with the federal prosecutor utilizing time served in custody waiting for bail and a fine with no further jail time. Mr. Shapray arranged to appear in Court on behalf of client who was not required to return to Canada for court appearances.

R. v. D.M. [2015]
U.S. citizen with strong personal and business ties to Canada arrested and charged with 4 gun offences under the Customs Act and Criminal Code relating to a failure to disclose at the Canadian border crossing (Peace Arch). Mr. Shapray represented client at trial on issue as to whether client made a "mistake of fact" and was unaware of the presence of the handgun in the vehicle at the time he crossed the border and answered questions. Client testified at trial and was found NOT GUILTY after a two-day trial.

R. v. J.E. [2015]
American Citizen and member of the U.S. Army charged with gun offences at the Canadian border. Mr. Shapray retained and arranged bail for the accused whose family was based in California. Case resolved through negotiation for a fine with no further jail time and Mr. Shapray arranged to appear in Court on behalf of client who was not required to return to Canada for court appearances.

R. v. D.L. [2015]
U.S. Citizen charged with gun offences at the Canadian border. Mr. Shapray retained and arranged bail for the accused. Case resolved through negotiation for a sentence of TIME SERVED with no fine or further jail time. Mr. Shapray arranged to appear in Court on behalf of client who was not required to return to Canada for court appearances.

R. v. J.S. [2015]
U.S. Citizen charged with smuggling and other offences after two guns and ammunition found in his car after he attempted to cross the border into Canada from Washington State. Mr. Shapray took this case to trial and client was found NOT GUILTY by the Judge after he testified about lack of knowledge of the presence of the guns and ammunition in his vehicle at the time he crossed the border.

R. v. E.E. [2015]
U.S. Citizen and employee of the U.S. Military charged with smuggling and failing to declare gun at the Canadian border.  Mr. Shapray retained and arranged bail for the accused who was ultimately released and permitted to continue travelling through B.C. to Alaska.  Case resolved through negotiation for a fine with no further jail time and Mr. Shapray arranged to appear in Court on behalf of client who was not required to return to Canada for court appearances.

R. v. J.H. [2015]
American stopped at border for failing to declare firearms and ammunition at a border crossing.  Mr. Sharpay retained to deal with case which was resolved with a fine and no jail time.

R. v. D.P. (2014)
United States citizen charged with not declaring gun at the border when driving into Canada. Client found NOT GUILTY after trial after Mr. Shapray brought an application for a directed verdict (no evidence motion) on the basis that the Crown had failed to prove required elements of their case. Client had also claimed to have been unaware of the presence of the gun in the vehicle at the time of the border crossing and intended to argue that he was not guilty of the offence charged.

R. v. J.M. (2014)
Police sought firearms prohibition against client facing domestic assault charges. Firearms had no direct involvement in domestic allegations and disclosure requests to police went unanswered resulting in Mr. Shapray successfully negotiating for Firearms application to be withdrawn by Crown prosecutor and firearms being returned to client by police.

R. v. S.K. (2014)
Client under investigation for Attempt Murder and Aggravated Assault. Mr. Shapray hired during police investigation to protect rights of the client during the investigative stage and became point person in dealing with police investigators. After a number of months the police confirm that there will be NO CHARGES against client. CASE CLOSED.

R. v. C.F. [2014]
Mr. Shapray was able to obtain bail for U.S. client charged with gun offences at the border - smuggling and possession of firearms charges. Case subsequently resolved with a fine and sentencing arranged so that client did not have to travel back to Canada for court appearance resulting in considerable financial savings.

R. v. M.R. [2014]
Client from the United States charged with bringing a firearm over the border into Canada. Mr. Shapray successfully negotiated a resolution of the case with a plea to a contravention under the Customs Act instead of a criminal charge under the Criminal Code. Client received a small fine and NO JAIL TIME or CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. T.L. [2013]
U.S. citizen arrested and held in jail for bringing undeclared firearm over the Canadian border. Case resolved with plea involving no further jail time for client who was held in jail pending release on bail.

R. v. P.M. [2013]
Client charged with assault and firearms offences. Mr. Shapray achieved a Conditional Discharge for client at sentencing hearing resulting in No Criminal Record.

R. v. M.A. [2012]
Client from the United States charged with bringing a firearm over the border into Canada. Crown prosecutor initially seeking three-year minimum jail sentence. After setting the matter for trial, Mr. Shapray successfully negotiated a resolution of the case which resulted in client receiving a fine and NO JAIL TIME.

R. v. T.M. [2012]
Firearms, assault and threats charges resolved with plea to one count of utter threats – Client received conditional discharge – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

Client released on bail after lengthy bail hearing involving high profile charges of Break and Enter and multiple Firearms offences.

R. v. B.R. [2009]
Client released on bail after lengthy bail hearing involving high profile charges of Break and Enter and multiple Firearms offences.

R. v. B.G. [2008]
Firearms possession charge dropped by prosecutor after challenge to police evidence.

R. v. J.R. [2007]
Charges against U.S. citizen arrested with loaded firearm at border crossing dropped after challenge to police evidence - NO CRIMINAL RECORD and client able to resume travel between U.S. and Canada.

R. v. L.G. [2000]
Client acquitted of charges of robbery and forcible confinement after trial.

R. v. E.D. [2001]
Charged of possession of Weapons Dangerous; client acquitted after trial.